As leading fabric structure engineers we transform the skyline with a multitude of tensile structures that revolutionise architecture. Operating throughout Africa, the Middle East and Mauritius, Tension Structures work with integrity to create aesthetically pleasing structures that are safe and sound in today’s world of turbulent climate change.
MEET THE TEAM
KEN PRICE PrEng, FIStrucE, FICE, BSc(Eng)(Hons), DIC, PhD, CEng
After completing his PhD at Imperial College in London, and gaining work experience in the UK, Kenya and Australia, Ken returned to South Africa to continue his career in structural engineering. In 1993 Ken established Tension Structures introducing the concept of Tensile Fabric Structures to South Africa. He has 40 years of experience in the field of Structural Engineering and is our head design engineer for all projects.
Martin Buhler is an engineering technician with over 35 years experience. He is responsible for producing all Tension Structures’ job related drawings and says he enjoys working with the complex detail they demand. Martin has worked with Tension Structures since it started 21 years ago, and looks forward to seeing the legacy which is Tension Structures continue on in the years to come.
CARLO SAN GIORGIO
Carlo San Giorgio is a mechanical engineer who graduated with a BSc from the University of Cape Town. He has extensive experience working with the design and manufacture of tensile fabric structures at the highest technical level. As Tension Structures’ design engineer and project manager he enjoys the fact that no project is the same and that each structure demands unique detailing. Prior to working at Tension Structures he worked in the precision manufacturing industry.
Craig Shepherd is a qualified rope access technician who started with Tension Structure’s sister company, Tensile Cables working in procurement and the factory. He now works with Tension Structures managing fabric and steel manufacturing and installation. On site, he enjoys the reward of seeing the finished product knowing the hard work put in by the team behind the scenes. He is able to absorb the pressure of challenges and looks forward to those which may present in new projects ahead.
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